The Cuppa Time

It is a common characteristic of church services almost anywhere you go that there is a ‘coffee time’ after the service.  I wonder why we do this?  Apart from food and coffee or tea what are we supposed to use the time for?  The Bible gives a lot of reasons for Christians to gather together—to…

A Servant Community

One of the most encouraging things to see in a congregation is evidence of members growing in their faith and spiritual maturity.  This can be demonstrated in many ways but a big one is growing evidence of a servant heart.  Servanthood is really the practical expression of Christ-likeness, the love that looks after the interest…

Time To Get Out Of The Water

The old saying that ‘a fish doesn’t know it is swimming in water until it is taken out of the water’ has an important lesson for us in regard to our emotional, and spiritual, health.  The point of the saying is that we will not be aware of, and understand the powerful influences at work…